Lystskoven is located in Skælskør on West Zealand, 1 hour drive from Copenhagen and Odense.
Lystskoven´'s history dates back to the 19th century and for more than 200 years has hosted countless events and happenings. Skælskør Vandrehjem has for over 20 years functioned as a youth hostel, course and conference center. Today, Lystskoven cannot be defined as a hostel, as we offer beautiful and newly renovated hotel rooms, and not rooms with bunk beds. We have taken inspiration from the modern hostel for our common areas, and added a high hotel standard to all rooms.
Lystskoven is a luxury hostel in a central location - in the middle of nature and close to the city, with low prices and new nice, clean surroundings. Our hostel is not like today's hostels, but the level is higher when it comes to comfort, design and material choices.
When you step inside, you will immediately discover that it is not an ordinary youth hostel you are staying at. Many hostels offer a place to sleep. Neither more nor less. In Lystskoven we offer a stay where you have the opportunity to use luxurious facilities and the beds are of high quality.
Are you looking for a place where you can make breakfast, lunch and dinner yourself? Or do you want the food delivered? It is different from hostel to hostel what you can expect - also in terms of price and quality.
At our hostel you have the opportunity to have the food delivered from one of the city's many delicious eateries or even cook it in our new kitchen when you get hungry during the day.
Overview of facilities
It is possible to rent the whole place together, the main building, or the rooms alone.
The main building is used for conferences, parties and course stays.
We offer free parking, wireless fiber Internet, and 25 newly decorated rooms all with private shower, toilet and access to new kitchen and dining area
The rooms have a view of the forest, and are only 100 meters from the water and the beautiful Skælskør Nor.
Outdoors you can make use of our large Ofyr barbecue, campfire site, playground in the woods, disc golf course (rules click here), exercise oasis, petanque and sun terrace.
The nature around Lystskoven offers good opportunities for fishing, hiking on the beautiful path system along the north, as well as exercise and play on the nature playground in the forest.
A stroll of only 1.5 km along the beautiful Skælskør Nor takes you into Skælskør town to a charming harbor environment in the center with many delicious eateries and fresh fish from the harbor.
Borreby Castle from the 16th century is 4 km away, and Kobæk Beach with a large beautiful jetty directly into the Great Belt just 5 minutes drive from here.
The main building is 700 sqm and contains:
Welcome area with fireplace
Conference room - 120 people
Fireplace room - 50 people
Forest room - 80 people
All AV equipment and wireless 100/100 fiber network
Large terrace with barbecue
Large park with playground and campfire site
Kitchen and dining area
In addition to the main building, there are 4 buildings with a total of 25 rooms with private shower and toilet, a total of 50 beds.
The place is today owned and run by Brian Hansen and Gitte Berg.